How to Paint Over Glazed Brick

Glazed brick features a fired ceramic exterior which gives the bricks a smooth and shiny finish. While glazed bricks may be considered more attractive than regular bricks, you may want to paint them if they clash with a new color scheme in your home. With a little prep work and the right materials, you can paint glazed brick and enjoy the new look for years to come.

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Paint over glazed brick for a new look.
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Scrub the brick.

Scrub the glazed brick with a scrub brush and soapy water to remove any dirt or grease from the surface.

Step 2

Mix scouring powder and water together to form a paste and rub this paste onto your glazed brick with a scrub brush. The scouring powder will help clean and roughen the surface to help the paint adhere properly.

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Rinse the glazed brick and dry it with a towel.

Rinse the glazed brick thoroughly with clean water and dry it with a towel.

Step 4

Mix together the activator and liquid of a two part epoxy paint. These paints are often used on garage floors and must be mixed just before application.

Step 5

Apply the epoxy paint to the glazed brick with a short nap paint roller. A 3/8-inch nap roller or shorter is sufficient for this project.

Step 6

Wait for the epoxy paint to dry before you touch the surface. If the brick is still visible through the epoxy paint, apply a second coat.


Kittie McCoy

Kittie McCoy has been a freelance writer since 2008. She is also a part-time personal trainer and licensed entertainer in Las Vegas. She enjoys sharing her love of physical fitness and experience in the entertainment industry via her writing.